TGI Friday's says we should all be eating burgers upside down

Are you a true burger connoisseur? Is that even a thing?

5w ago

I’m deeply cynical when food gurus receive a sudden revelation, and thus throw food media into a frenzy around how we’ve all been eating pizza wrong. Or tinned tuna. Or burgers.

Yet last week, the UK arm of the US restaurant TGI Fridays, kicked off #FLIPITCHALLENGE, asking burger fans to share images of themselves eating their burgers upside down. The reasoning? Apparently it's the right way to eat a burger.

The original Instagram post explains: "According to our experts, the best way to eat a burger is to flip it upside down. The thicker top bun soaks up the burger juices, helping keep that flavour in for longer."

Similarly, the founder of Burger Lad, Simon Dukes, in a 2018 interview with Insider, “a true burger connoisseur should always eat their burgers upside down”.

“Burgers are served the way they are purely for aesthetic. The crown (the top of the bun) is generally thicker (and therefore stronger) than the heel, so for a better eating experience, you should actually flip it upside-down to eat it."

Essentially, the case is if you hold your burger upside down, not only does the crown absorb more of the juices, the burger retains more structural integrity and is thus less likely to implode and spew that glorious guacamole down your arm.

Right. We say there's no such thing as a burger expert and no one should try to be one over dinner.


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Comments (40)

  • So eating it the Australian way 🤔(sorry @John Coleman)

      1 month ago
  • They stole that from my Doug-a-licious! I'll see them in court! 😂

      1 month ago
  • But we have a resident Burger God! what do you think?

      1 month ago
    • I am his High Priest and I say he says no

        1 month ago
    • You're the High Priest in the Cult of the Burger God and you eat at McDonald's? Better watch out for the lightning bolts! 😂 Besides, is a democratic Burger God, he'll talk to any of us. ☺

        1 month ago
  • These, so called, burger experts, are probably the same experts that proclaimed that Eggs are bad for our health or that Coffee is the demon of all drinks or that margarine is better than butter, in other words. . .I don't trust them!

    Back to the subjects of UK's TGI Friday's and Burgers, it sounds to me (despite all of their "expert", almost choked on my burger just now, haha, advice) like another teetering chain restaurant in the throws of a financial decline, Red Lobster is another chain restaurant that is changing (in my opinion) for the worst, as their sales continue on a spiral downfall.

    As for Burgers (what a scrumptious topic btw), for one, the bun flip would feel particularly awkward in the hands, a domed bun held underneath with a flat bun being held on top, where do the experts say that our toppings should go, in the flipped top or the flipped bottom, both proving their own particular problems.

    I'm going to continue to eat all of my burgers the way that makes the most logical sense to me 🍔😋

      1 month ago
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        1 month ago
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        1 month ago
  • I'll try it next time..anyway it looks the same for me

      1 month ago